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-election, with their convention set to be gaveled to order in just one hour. first lady michele obama caps the opening night with a speech that will talk about the president's connection with and support for the middle class. a theme that the president himself anticipated earlier today at a rally in norfolk, virginia, where he drew a sharp contrast with his republican rival, mitt romney. >> i mean, think about it. a plan that says we're going to make middle-class families pay for another budget-busting, $250,000 tax cut, for people making $3 million a year or more, that's not really persuasive to most people. >> while the president was delivering that line, mitt romney's been up in vermont this afternoon, working on his powers of persuasion, fine tuning his debate preparations and leaving hatchet man paul ryan to do the dirty work on the campaign trail as today in battleground ohio. >> the biggest threat to medicare is obama care and one of the biggest threats to job creation is obama care. so for the sake of medicare, and for the sake of jobs, we are going to repeal and replace obama care. >> what a line.
class to hispanics and to women. the night's headliner michelle obama, she blew the roof off the place. >> at the end of the day, my most important title is still mom in chief. >> keynote speaker julian castro touched the crowd with his story of humble beginnings the first hispanic to deliver a keynote speech at the dnc. he talked up the president but delivered a punch to mitt romney. >> i don't think governor romney nent meant any marm. he has no idea how good he's had it. mitt romney quite simply doesn't get it. >> it was a democratic party so speakers served up a lot of red meat. >> if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar men make. maybe 23 cents doesn't sound like a lot to someone with a swiss bank account, a cayman island investment. >> put simply, women in america cannot trust mitt romney. >> i want to bring in ruth marcus, columnist for "washington post" and political reporter nick con sore ri. let's talk about michelle obama. it was called a resounding trium triumph. what do you think she ac
in with michele obama, a portion of michele obama's speech, what did you think of it? >> it was a great speech, it really was. so many personal anecdotes you could visualize. we were talking last week about how ann romney said a lot of great things about mitt romney but never gave you the visuals. john said it best. who in america are in that convention hall -- or in that convention hall watching the speech didn't get the image of a loving father struck with ms, seeing his two children sat the top of the stairs and fighting and struggling to get up those stairs to hug his children at the end of the day or fighting and struggling to get out of bad to go to work to give them a slice of the american dream. it was an absolutely fantastic speech. and the great line, absolutely loved the line, that being president doesn't change who you are, it reveals who you are. >> very personal, very revealing but it also might have accomplished something in terms of touching on some key areas that might have needed some work, not that the president, you would think, had a problem with the women's vote. >> right
't true. >> we will get to paul ryan's at 8:00 a.m. this morning. >>> brew on this michelle obama wants america to give their house another four years to implement the change he promised back in 2008. we want to know do you want another 40 years. >> send us your comments you can tweet them to us at fox friends first or e-mail us at foxfriendsfirst@foxnews.com. >>> the top five stories making news at this hour. president obama not able to give himself an actual grade for his presidency. >> the party says you inherited a bad situation. you have had 3 and a half years to fix it. what grade would you give yourself? >> we are seeing this in the united states but around the world. europe is going through a difficult time parts of asia and china are going through a difficult time right now. >>> mitt romney's campaign quick to respond. >> i used to teach. the students who came in are the ones that knew they hadn't done anything. the ones that failed in their responsibility in that respect the president is right he gets an incomplete because he's a failure. >>> president obama blaming president
and his wife, michele obama. >> michele was unbelievable. >> and joe biden. >> john kerry. >> john kerry did well, biden did well, clinton was incredible, michele obama was incredible. but you know, it -- >> it's a high bar to clear for the guy. >> and also, though, if you want to compare it to tampa, i mean, obviously so much -- >> they had to hold everyone back. >> so much better than everybody at tampa. we're not going to even -- but as far as substance goes, i agree. >> beautiful. >> he said nothing, but he said nothing so much better than mitt romney said nothing. >> yeah. >> which i was talking -- >> that's it. >> let's be clear, we were talking about how high the bar was for obama. talk about mitt romney, it's a low bar for mitt romney to clear that bar. he was somewhere in between those things. i thought the first two-thirds of the speech, and many people have said this, it did feel like a state of the union speech. little bit of a laundry list and very -- not just as mark said, not only did he say nothing new, he said nothing bold and he said nothing very specific. you know, one
on the personal side of her husband. tonight it is michelle obama's time and her turn. she's not going to have to work as hard to convince people that president obama is likable. check it out. in a recent "washington post" poll, 61% of registered voters said the president seems more friendly and likable compared to 27% for romney. so what does michelle obama need to say tonight to get democrats revved up, convince voters that her husband should get another four years? office? we're going to talk about it, bring in our republican consultant, cnn contributor, alex, and cow c-founder of rebu the dream. good to see you guys both. in person. i love this. cnn grill. likability. you know, alex, you're always talking about i don't have to have a beer with a guy, you know, the economy's really important. but people do want to be able to feel like the person in office gets it, they trust him, they know him well. did he do -- did ann romney do a good enough job last week not to have that be an issue this week? >> i used to work with mitt romney. i always told him if she ever primaried h, i'd vote for her
michelle obama which of course got a big roar from the crowd. quite a few speeches were great. but money and the ads it buys speaks to a wider audience and you guys are losing the money race. how worried are you >> this is a big issue because, again, one of the reasons president clinton's speech went so long he did have to rebut all the misinformation that came out of the republican convention from romney and ryan and they are putting out that same information across the country with all the money they've got. so, first of all, it's important that we fight back and it's good president clinton will go to some of these battleground states. it's important that everybody who is focusing on this selection is millions of americans that are doing now understand it's important for them to get organized and activated so we can get the message out. >> a lot of people have suggested is that beyond these speeches are the debates. smack in the middle of preps. how important are they? >> the debates will be very important. that's when you get to see the candidates, one on one, hashing out these issues
, talking about ann romney and michelle obama working to get the voters engaged and last night she spoke on that subject specifically, and she addressed the congressional black caucus and take a listen. >> this is the movement of our era, protecting that fundamental right not just for this election, but for the next generation and generations to come, because in the end, it is not just about who wins or who loses or who we vote for on election day, it is about who we are as americans. >> anna mcpike, you have spent time covering michelle obama, and hands down the most popular obama in the country. >> no question. >> is there a risk of overusing her? a risk of using her too much? >> well, no. because what they are doing is sending michelle obama to a number of college campuses and states like north carolina and virginia and florida, places where president obama is not going because he is having bigger rallies at places like ohio state university at one of the first rallies there this summer, but while people are paying attention to the food fight going on between mitt romney and president
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will be capped off by michele obama. david walker joins because he the incident last week in tampa. former u.s. general. >> we are in a 70 trillion-dollar hole. we have unfunded pensions and health care. unfunded social security, unfunded medicare. the range of other commitments and contingencies. it is over $70 trillion. neil: which party has the better plan to do that? >> it will be interesting to see how barack obama embraces simpson-bowles or that he hasn't yet, but if he does, that could be a game changer. there is one serious problem in one moderate problem. the series problem is that if you don't effectively deal with health care costs, you don't solve the problem. neil: who better than kathleen sebelius to help you. >> he is a happy beneficiary to bring happy quality health care to every senior citizen. president obama is building on that legacy. by bringing quality and secure health care to every american. obamacare is a badge of honor. because no matter who you are, what stage of life you are in, this law is a good thing. first, if you already have insurance that you like, you can
, talking about what we have done, where we are going and getting out to vote. you saw both michelle obama and the former president bill clinton speak very directly, we forget, this is about getting people out there, the yard signs don't vote, people vote. people vote with or without i.d.s depending on the state they are in. there's a lot of issues raised in conjunction with that, but it was a contrast to tampa which felt at times more like a conference or board presentation. there was a lot of clear sort of detail about why they don't like president obama but there wasn't necessarily as much a call to arms of saying, mitt romney is your man. on joy's point when they totaled up the number of words used, the word obama was used more than romney at both conventions. that's not necessarily bad for the republicans because they have to both convince the country to fire one guy and hire another. >> right. if you don't vote for president obama, the only alternative is, of course, governor romney. leslie, let me ask you this, one could say i disagree with the party, i don't like what was said, i t
behind me. last night they got a personal testimonial from michelle obama about barack obama the husband and father. tonight they will get a economic testimonial from bill clinton. what he will say is what he said in this ad that he cut in august saying republicans are running on the same old formula of cutting taxes at the top. against the democratic incumbents program that was like his. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. investing in invasion, education, and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. >> and michelle obama may have the highest numbers, but bill clinton is saying that barack obama moved away from his policies, but expect him to try to rebut that tonight. >> so it president obama's policy similar to bill clinton's? joining me is peter orszag. he is now the banking chairman for citi group. so president clinton got a lot accomplished in his second term as he moved toward the center. do you think president obama will have to move to the center
, though. michelle obama came out the first night and talked about why she and her husband have lived the american dream. we are you. we don't just feel you. we are you. bill clinton talked about why the other side cannot provide the american dream. now i think president obama will come out tonight and explain why he's the better man to get people to that dream. >> luke, i thought it was interesting last night. the number one word i heard, after the word "i," was bill clinton constantly saying "cooperation." it's a powerful argument because he's talking about an america where we all work together. i think if you're financially struggling and scared, what do you want to hear that, you know, we're all going to build it ourselves because we built it ourselves so you can too? or we're going to work together. we're going to be your partner. we're going to work together and cooperate to move america forward. but within the theme of cooperation, of course, is what happens in congress? we know that the obstruction plan started as the inauguration was going on. so if obama's re-elected, do the
the media's reaction what they are saying it was a grand slam. chuck todd saying michelle obama owned this convention the way no speaker owned it. they tend to be quite spit ten with the obamas. i don't know if we should over interpret it. >> it wasn't for the two-week stand they showed their true colors. list tone what rom my and ryan have been asked during their interviews. >> there are people claiming you played a little fast and lose with the truth on certain key elements. >> people hear he is not going to release the rest of the returns. they wonder why. is there a year there that he paid no taxes, did they wonder about expensive horses and houses and what have you. are you prepared to leave this gathering and own the fact that the platform of this party allows a woman who has been raped no exception but to carry that kyled to term? >> i just got a copy of news week cover that is going to be hitting the news stands tomorrow that calls you a wimp. >> has any one called you a wimp before? >> who needs campaign surrogates to attack the romney ryan ticket when you have them doing the
. michele obama. i would agree with that. she is given the best speech. i would definitely agree with that. but there was one dude, the proper -- the prompter went out. i think he gets the sympathy vote, but i digress. we have presented joining us now, democratic representative from the fines to the minnesota. i was talking about how each state, it is a weird thing. i mean that in the highest regard. strong republican, strong democratic areas. jesse ventura. >> absolutely. neil: the bull's eye tight. that is usually not an easy democratic pickup, but the usual democratic pickup. should the president be worried? >> denise to be worry everywhere. as a matter of turnout. you have to get the people out. anybody who goes sicily on minnesota is making a big mistake. neil: i agree with that. the fact that republicans are contemplating some much, is that the expression? they're optimistic. michigan, michigan of all places represented with its ticket to the republican ticket opposing the bailout. competitive. and i'm wondering. wisconsin, ohio, you could be looking at it possibly. >> get togeth
warren. >>> first lady michelle obama moved an incredible moving speech which combined her love for her country and her love for her husband an her kids. she talked about working hard, doing what you're supposed to do with honesty and inted gri and she did it with tears in here ey eyes. these are the kinds of things they're trying to pass on to their children. this is what most stood out to me. >> at the end of the day my most important title is still mom in chief. my daughters are still the heart of my heart and the center of my world. >> joining me now is kristin rowe-finkbeiner. you were down in charlotte. you spoke at a meeting of the women's caucus, i think the same morning that michelle obama was speaking. what's your reaction to that line? what does that line mean to you? >> i love that line. that line was like a modern feminist statement. one of the reasons for that is that 80% of women do have children by the time we're 44 years old, but too often women have to hide the fact that we have children, we hide the pictures in our offices, we don't talk about our children in the prof
the country. i thought this was a very well orchestrated convention with michelle obama giving us more insight into barack obama the man. followed by bill clinton talking about the obama record on the economy and trying to bring people together. and then teeing it up for president obama to talk about what's next. and i thought that was very powerful. >> but you know, mo, the first lady did do a great job in her speech. bill clinton did an amazing job as well. the criticism of the president whilhe set certain goals and said this is how many js i want to create, this is what wae concerned,he environment is concerned, he didn't go into specifics and lay out how he's going to achieve those goals, mo. thatas folks. and th were disappointed he didn't use that venue to do it. >> well, look, ts speech was really the first stop in the general election campaign. and this -- i don't believe -- i know there's a lot of people wondering what kind of bounce either side is going to get. i don't believe there is going to be much bounce for either side because i believe this is going to be a continuous conversa
antonio mayor jewulian castro a will wrap up with a speech by first lady michelle obama. tomorrow will include speeches by massachusetts senate candidate elizabeth warren and former president bill clinton followed by the delegate roll call to nominate president obama for a second term. >> did you see the article in politico about how elizabeth warren is a star here but is having trouble gaining traction in massachusetts. mike, you said it a long time ago, she is a national star for the democratic party but in her own state she's trailing by 5 points and there a lot of democrats that always vote democrat that like brown. they say he's one of us, he's what we would say in the south a good ol' boy. he's not exactly good ol' boy but he talks like those guys who call into boston radio stations bitching about the red sox. that's his persona. i don't know if that's really him but he's got it now. >> again, these two guys can tell you, maybe buttress this point of view, massachusetts is more than cambridge and beacon hill. it's a very moderate state once you get past 128, the outer beltwa
a little preview of what we're hearing from michelle obama, are we going to see the president at all tonight, a la mitt romney and ann romney last week? >> reporter: not exactly to see the president, chuck, but i am told he's going to watch the first lady's speech here at the white house, as you said, he's going to be campaigning all you day. he'll be back in time to watch her speech. so we know that is for certain, but as you mentioned, we're going to hear things from the first lady when she takes the podium this evening. she's really going to talk about her husband's values. she's going to talk a lot about why he understands the middle class. why he's the best candidate to defend the middle class and also going to defend his policies particularly as they relate to women. of course, that's a key constituency to president obama. she'll talk about the lilly ledbetter act, talk about health care, why the policies have been so beneficial to women and while she's not going to mention mitt romney by name, she is clearly going to try to draw a sharp contrast with mitt romney who, for examp
to support akin as a way to take back the senate from democrats. >>> michelle obama or president? don't bet on it. president obama and the first lady sat down with the ladies of "the view." the president was quick to shoot the idea of michelle obama running for president one day. >> she should run for office but she said she doesn't want to. >> yeah, i -- i -- look -- i mean, michelle would be terrific but temperamentally i don't think -- >> wait, no, it's absolutely true. it takes a lot of patience to be the president of the united states. and i'm not that patient. >> the first lady went on to say her husband was the perfect temperament to be president. no emotional shifts, very steady. she says she's one of the only people who can really make him mad. >> i'd be in such big trouble. i'm not sure he can get away with that. >> he just did. >> she agreed with him. >> i do not know what happened in the limo on the way home. that's a private moment. >>> the replacement refs, another controversy. russell wilson throws a hail mary pass. it appears to be intercepted by green bay safety m.d. jennin
. michelle obama talked about it last night. she talked about the impact that one vote may have and she mentioned voter i.d. laws that could take the vote right out of the voter's hands. >> we all get a say in our democracy, no matter who we are, where we're from, or what we look like, or who we love. so we cannot lehtonen discourage us from casting our ball lots. we cannot lehtonen make us feel unwelcome in the voting booth. >> while the candidates and their surrogates rally for people to vote for them, there's an army hitting the streets to make sure people know how to vote. athena jones takes a look. >> reporter: it's a fixture at every campaign rally, a voting call to arms and wisconsin was no different. >> remember people wanting detroit to go bankrupt. don't boo. vote. who wants to let the oil companies write the energy plan? [ booing ] >> don't boo. i'm asking you for your vote. >> reporter: some 37 million americans are eligible to vote but are not registered according to census figures, to registering people and educating them about how to vote is central to both campaigns here
to register, where to vote. every year, in every election. >> that was first lady michelle obama at the congressional black caucus saturday night calling on the audience to get out to vote. today celebritietook to soci media and activists took to the eth saes f voter registration day. in 2008 about 6 million americans didn't vote because they missed the registration deadline or didn't know how or where to register. voters in e crucial battleground states of colorado, ohio and florida have just two more wks left to register to vo. joing me now, one of the organizers of the national voter registration day, rosario dawson. how do you get the message out to unregistered voters, i would assume they're kind of hard to reach by definition. >> yes. and that's why it was really necessfor, younow,n std iov year ago, that we needed as many rtnerships as possible to reach out. so people lly grass roots wise were ing to be le t reacout eoe anshow whad 1200 partners across the nation, we had 900 events. it was incredibly powerful. we weren't on the ground everywhere, but it was an opportunity
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. some speakers struck that tone. i think the major speakers did, particularly michelle obama. that was kind of a broad based address that would appeal more broadly to nonpolitical people. bill clinton to a certain degree. president obama was more like mitt romney. i think there was more preaching to the choir in those final night addresses by romney and obama than there was anything else. you have to do that too. you have to energize the base. i'll tell you again, what strikes me is how dug in people are this year. i don't think anything is going to change very much. this will be a close competitive contest, probably all the way to the end. >> they will be fighting it out all the way to the end. >> politics and foreign policy taking center stage during the final night of the democratic national convention. after a video narrated by tom hanks which highlighted the death of osama bin laden and the strength of the american military, a grouch veterans including some retired generals took the stage as the crowd said thank you. massachusetts senator and 2004 presidential candidate
and especially the democratic brand after we saw michelle obama give that amazie ingamazi stirring speech. it was like going to church and then what barack obama did and what bill clinton did versus the todd akin wing of the party? >> absolutely. toure and goldie taylor, i'm sorry to cut short your enthusiasm, but we've run out of time. thank you, both. >>> next, team romney ripped to shreds over their foreign policy. stay with us. >> folks, sarah palin said she could see russia from alaska. mitt romney talks like he's only seen russia by watching rocky iv. >> i think he diminished himself by even mentioning my name. how does he even know my name? but that doesn't mean we should be penalized for it. that's why liberty mutual insurance policies come standard with accident forgiveness, if you qualify. learn more at libertymutual.com. now we need a little bit more... a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [
what he thinks and believes. i think you're right, look at michelle obama. ann romney. i spent time with both of them. they are both top notch, both of them. nobody can argue about that. it does give you as lara says a look at what their husband believes. >> i think that's important. >> it also give ace look into the wife and how they react. >> how people can look at the president or potential president and see what tempers and they are, depending who they choose to be their forever mate. >> if this guys votes -- >> i don't think people vote with their pocketbooks at all. i think they vote with who they feel attracted to. >> as a human being. >> can come all of the way down to their hair cut. >> if your theory is right, clearly obama wins. >> katie couric debuts today. i have a theory. katie aside, the one host format that your dear friend, not just revolutionized, made, is not as relevant anymore. if you don't give people utility during the day, they don't want it. i'm not going to say katie is a failure, is that an old format? nothing to do with katie. we all love katie, gayle. >>
back america and make sure that we remain the hope of the earth. >> first lady michelle obama and mitt romney were campaigning today in virginia. and with only 54 days until the election, we have a new nbc/"wall street journal"/marist poll of that state and two other crucial battleground states, florida and ohio. joining me now to take us through the numbers is nbc political director and host of nbc's "daily rundown," chuck todd. what do we have to know about this poll? >> part of me wants to call these states the iron triangle of the battleground, if you will. it feels like all of the ways to 270 all go through these three states first. but let me start in virginia. this is where the president is sitting at a five-point lead. 49-44. ohio, his lead is a couple of points higher, 53 to 43. florida, on identical, 49-44, to what it is in virginia. all of these three states have the president sitting at 49 or 50. all of them have his job approval sitting at 49 or 50. and all of them for the first time since we've been polling in these swing states have the right track/wrong track above 40%.
, not surprisingly, these were great speeches from michelle obama and bill clinton. they were great speeches. his felt like a thud. reporters think president obama's speech was lame, meandering and sounding like a state of the union address. people at the after-parties seemed baffled that he didn't lift his game for the big moment. i will say i very much appreciated his i am the president moment. i think had this might have been a nod to my friend aaron sore kin. can we play that clip? >> my name is andrew shepherd, and i am the president. >> from "the american president." i loved it. it was great. it works. that's what that audience wanted to see, president looking presidential and owning it. >> i think there's been a lot of comments you alluded to there of people saying this is not the obama we've come -- this is not the big speech obama that we've come to see from denver, boston and all these things. i agree it wasn't. i'm not sure it was the right decision. my sense of why that was is because they were spooked by one of the republican lines in the attack against president obama. 23 million is
to take north carolina off the table, but just this week paul ryan was campaigning there and michelle obama was campaigning there. that tells you that north carolina is still very much in play, as are many states. another pollster purple strategy is a combination. it's a bipartisan firm. they show that mitt romney's only up three percentage points in arizona. we see an expansion of the map potentially. >> it's a tight race. 243 electoral votes in obama's column and 191 in governor romney's with with 104 in the toss-up category. this is not a done deal for anyone that thinks it is. thank you for your time. these are new images over the anti-islam film that insulting the prophet mow haw mad. today more protests and people this time killed. plus -- >> you're going to see it swing back, and you watch. if mitt romney can take one punch after another from his own fist, because he keeps hurting himself, and this thing ties back up, you're going to have a lot of clenched people in the obama campaign. >> all right. you heard a little bit of what joe had to say. will that all come true? we'll g
will be on "the view" with michelle obama we understand. >> very frightening broadcast that mitt romney is too terrified to appear on, yes. i know the show. >> yes. i'll pass that along. and tuesday is the big speech before the united nations general assembly where foreign policy obviously is going to be front and center. there's also an appearance at the clinton global initiative while he's in new york on tuesday. and then wednesday the campaign just announced a trip to another swing state of ohio where the president has been, martin, our producer at the white house informs me just moments ago that this will be his 13th trip, his 28th to ohio, the swing state, since becoming president. obviously a big focus there. he's opened up, according to our most recent poll, a 50% to 43% advantage, and what really has to be considered a must-win state for mitt romney. >> indeed. finally, mike, i wanted to mention mitt romney has not just released his tax returns, he's released his physical, and he's also chucked out a white paper on housing. so this is incredible. anything to divert attention from the 4
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